Report those police who don’t produce ID!
That’s the advice from National Security Minister Stuart Young on options available to the public when police officers refuse to produce identification during the execution of their duties.
Young spoke about the situation in the Senate yesterday replying to Opposition queries.
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) is commending Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on the progress made in policing across the country since his appointment in August of this year.
The TTMA says it notes "the many positive outcomes of the operations, which Commissioner Griffith has spearheaded within recent times, inclusive of major drug busts and apprehension of kidnappers".
Top cop Gary Griffith is giving assurances that kidnappings are not on the rise in Trinidad and Tobago.
This comes following the successful rescue of a family of five from a house at South Oropouche, Barrackpore, Sunday morning.
Commissioner Griffith reported that this kidnapping case was not for ransom, and that police are still hunting down the others behind that incident.
One man has been arrested already, in connection with the crime.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says technology will be driving his crime-fighting efforts. He made the comment as he announced a revamped Emergency-999 hotline and the rollout of more Emergency Response Patrols (ERP) yesterday.
Speaking with members of the San Fernando City Corporation, Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce and taxi drivers at the City Hall auditorium, Griffith said these measures are expected to take effect in 2019.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accidental shooting death of a Police Constable in the Blanchisseuse district, this morning.
PC Dave Raghonanan, last attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, was shot during a hunting trip with friends at Petit Tacariqe Bay, Paria, Blanchisseuse.
Around midnight on Friday 30th November, 2018, officers attached to the Blanchisseuse Police Station received information from Command Centre, that an officer was accidentally shot while hunting.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has met with the Consular Corps of Trinidad and Tobago at their Annual General Meeting.
The meeting was held on Wednesday, at the Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain.
In his address to the gathering, Commissioner Griffith assured the group that he would work to assist them as they carried out their various important roles and functions.
Minister of National Security, Stuart Young has commended the police officers involved in the rescue of kidnap victim Maria Dass.
The minister told today's post-Cabinet media conference that he was being kept abreast of the situation as it transpired.
I said there appears to be a renewed energy and vigour displayed in the last few months among national security agencies.
He is calling on the public to continue to encourage law enforcement officers.
Investigators are yet to say whether the outfits worn by the men were authentic police or military gear.
Police are seeking to clarify an article in the Newsday newspaper, stating “University worker attacked by ‘cop’, ‘soldier’.
In a statement issued Thursday, the TTPS said the headline suggests that a police officer was involved.
The following is the statement issued by the TTPS on Thursday:
"The Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith wishes to clarify the inaccurate headline of an article in today’s Newsday newspaper, where it states that the University employee who was kidnapped was attacked by a ‘cop’.